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  • Escrito por Bernardo Cabrera
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The Holguín Lyric Theater commemorates its 58th anniversary

The emblematic Lyrical Theater "Rodrigo Prats", in Holguín, celebrates its 58th anniversary these days with the revival of the three-act operetta “The happy widow”, which tells a story of a wealthy woman and the attempt of her countrymen to maintain the fortune in the principality of Pontenegro.

Considered one of the company's anthological pieces, the play is assumed on this occasion by a mostly young cast who bravely plays various leading characters such as Count Danilo, Valencienne, Camilo de Rosillón and Glavary's widow.

The funny plot, full of entanglements, adventures, infidelities and greed, is enhanced by a colorful costume design and a successful scenography by Alejandro de la Torre, as well as the choreographic work of Alejandro Millán, who makes dance part of the dramaturgy and that performers also unfold as dancers.

The staging, under the general direction of María Dolores Rodríguez and Abel Carballosa, as artistic director, returns to Holguín after presenting it at the beginning of the year in important theaters in the West of the country, such as Sauto and Alicia Alonso.

A luxury proposal to celebrate 58 years of a company that has brought to national and international scenes more than 90 titles of operas, operettas, zarzuelas, musical magazines, concerts and recitals, and whose talent and tradition make it one of the pillars of lyrical art in Cuba.

  • Escrito por Vanessa Pernía Arias, ACN
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The provincial Council of Performing Arts celebrate its 30th anniversary

Workshops for actors, the presentation of the operetta The Merry Widow, lyrical varieties and conversations, are among the activities carried out these days by the provincial Council of Performing Arts (CPAE) of Holguín on the occasion of the 30 years of its creation in November 1990.

The workshops "Theater on stilts" and "The actor in the street, meditation techniques, stationary and corporal expression", were given at the headquarters of AHS and “Guiñol” theater of Holguín, respectively, by the teacher Sayli Sánchez Beltrán, graduate director at the national school of theater and founder and member of the “Gigantería” street theater group for almost two decades.

For example, the workshop "The actor in the street" proposed to the interpreters to work on the ability to be static and during that time to carry out a type of meditation based on observing the breath, as well as exercises that allow knowing how to handle intrinsic discomfort when working in public spaces, which also allowed to enhance resistance and the ability to dialogue with the environment, so as concentration and energy control.
In order to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Council, a meeting was also held at the headquarters of “Guiñol” theater with workers, artists and directors of the groups belonging to the catalog of this cultural structure, such as “Rodrigo Prats” lyrical theater, “Guiñol”, “Codanza”, “La Campana”, “Alasbuenas” and “Palabras al Viento”.

Besides, as part of this day and on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of Rodrigo Prats lyrical theater, several concerts of small formats have been presented and still will happen at “Raúl Camayd” hall of “Eddy Suñol” cultural complex in the city of Holguín, the next 20th, 21st and 22nd, such as the operetta The Merry Widow, by the composer Franz Lehár.

The CPAE of Holguín, founded on November 13th, 1990, with the baritone Raúl Camayd, founder of “Rodrigo Prats” lyrical theater, as president, intends to guide the process of artistic creation and strengthen the institution-creator relationship, guaranteeing a promotion through tours, contests, workshops and exchanges, so as providing spaces for debate with creators, advice on artistic projects and their evaluation.

  • Escrito por Eileen Esther Molina Fernández, ACN
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Investments in conductors are enhanced in Holguín

The Aqueduct and Sewerage Company in the province of Holguín promotes an extensive investment program aimed at repairing the conductors for water supply, as part of the improvement of this service to the population.

Erwin Ávila, maintenance director of that state entity, highlighted that the main works are being carried out in the municipalities of Urbano Noris, Calixto García, Moa, Cueto and the existing stations in the provincial capital, with a cost greater than 500 thousand pesos.

As a matter of fact, he indicated that these actions will improve the efficiency of such service, as well as reduce the physical losses of the precious liquid, mainly due to leaking problems, one of the indicators to be solved in the new Cuban economic and social development strategy.

Besides, he stressed that the investment program has benefited more than 23 kilometers of conductors and 51 of networks, with diameters up to 400 millimeters and from 16 to 90, respectively, through a majority use of pipes HDPE (high-density polyethylene).  

In the eastern territory, more than 300 thousand leaks have been eliminated; besides, maintenance is also carried out in sewerage systems, rivers and flood zones, both manual and mechanized, and the cleaning of pits and obstructions, mainly throughout the historic center of the provincial capital, Ávila specified.

The Aqueduct and Sewerage Company in the northeastern territory also has a program for the installation of water meters, which allowed to place 2,300 of these components in the state and residential sectors.